Upcoming Panasonic X-Zoom Lenses are Constant f2.8!!

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by jambaj0e, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
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    Patrick
    If that is the final spec, the 35-100mm f/2.8 would be my cup of tea!
     
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    These aren't power zoom lenses right? So I take it those are OIS on/off switches on the side? If that's the case, these bad boys will have working OIS with Olympus bodies! I got my eye on that 35-100!
     
  4. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    They are Mega OIS switches!

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    Here's another photo of the lenses from above, courtesy of Photography Blog

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  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I can't remember if these will be fixed length lenses?
     
  6. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    What do you mean by fixed-length lenses? You mean a prime lens?
     
  7. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Awesome!
     
  8. DDBazooka

    DDBazooka Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Will probably be out of my price range :(
     
  9. Jemski

    Jemski Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 5, 2011
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    Jeremy
    Perhaps he meant lenses that dont extend when zooming. Like the Canon 24-70L/24-105L

    Or I may be wrong
     
  10. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2011
    The 35-100 barrel looks like it will extend. I bet they are both internal focusing though.

    I would love to trade my 40-150 for the 35-100, but I'll need to see prices.

    But first I would get rid of my kit lens and my 20mm and buy the 12-35mm to replace both.
     
  11. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
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    Gordon
    It's the " concept lens" sign that's the most telling. Arrrrrrrgh!

    Gordon
     
  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Thinking the same thing. "Um, Panny -- let's just remove that 'concept' tag, OK" :)

    I might be interested in the 12-35. Have to think on the 35-100.
     
  13. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    I see the rings on the front of the lenses have the newer Power OIS and the switches say MegaOIS. These aren't even production mock-ups yet.

    Fred
     
  14. sin77

    sin77 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 9, 2011
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    That means how soon we can grab hold of it?

    What is your guess on the pricing?
     
  15. Vulpix

    Vulpix Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 23, 2011
    Alright, someone shoot me. That photo is like porn to me. :(
     
  16. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    They wouldn't tease us with these and then dash our hopes, that would be just cruel. No sign of the Leica name on them, maybe they won't be priced sky high.
     
  17. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Finally. Don't know if I'd let my 20/1.7 go, but I'm interested in the 35-100. Now some poor soul has to buy my 45-200 first.
     
  18. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Dunno about that. The X zoom 14-42 is a bit high for a "kit" lens.
     
  19. sin77

    sin77 Mu-43 Veteran

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    I would buy 12-35 if it's around usd1000.
    For 35-100, I will give it a miss and get a used 45-175x or 45-200 in Singapore perhaps within this 1 or 2 weeks
     
  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I'd be interested in the 12-35 as long as the price isn't too insane.